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Old December 31, 2013, 09:00 PM   #76
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45's are nice. I don't have a 45 as yet. I spend enough with the calibers I have. My recent venture is the Mosin Nagant. It's 7.62X54R and will go thru 1/8" steel plating. I am in the middle of getting it prepped to try out as I have only recently acquired it. But as a IWB conceal carry, I'd walk like Chester and doubt I'd be able to draw quickly enough to be feasible.
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Old January 1, 2014, 12:04 AM   #77
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The only 40 I have and shot is my Sig P250 (yep, Sig again) and I like the simplicity of it. It's a convertible pistol with 5 calipers, three grip and slide/barrel sizes. No onboard safety beside the long but easy trigger and what's between your ears.

Yea, it does kick but they're Hornady 165g FTXs that produce over 500 lbs. of energy. That's my SD loads and I'm used to handling it.

My 9mm is a peashooter compared to it.
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Old January 2, 2014, 06:49 PM   #78
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I agree with people like dehughes, the .40 is a great cartridge in the right gun. If you like the .40, then by all means get one. I've shot it in a few platforms, in the wrong gun it's pretty ewwww, but in the right gun it is a sweet round. I just picked up a Cougar in .40 myself as I wanted to fill out the calibers in my collection. I'm very happy with it. The recoil is not snappy, but rather it's a strong push. The heavier frame and rotating barrel are doing their job nicely. I also shot it in a 96A1 and quite frankly was not impressed. The 92FS is a much nicer shooter. Shot it in a Sigma too and aside from the bad trigger, it was that bad to shoot. Not as good as the Cougar though, not even close.

My vote would be for the Cougar or the PX4 (leaning towards the Cougar as I prefer metal frames myself). Both are DA/SA hammer fired guns.
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Old January 3, 2014, 09:55 AM   #79
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For Home/Range Use in .40:
1. All steel 5" 1911 --- If 1911, I would look for one with a ramp. Supposed
ly, the ramped barrel have better case support.
2. EAA Witness Match --- I have only shot the 9mm version and it had a milder recoil than my 1911 in 9mm. Very good trigger, too.
3. Maybe Xdm 5.5" -- I have shot a friend's Xdm 5.5 with adjustable sights. His has a trigger kit in it (Powder River or something like that). Accuracy was very good with WWB ammo and his reloads.
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I enjoy my 1911 more than any of my polymer or striker fired pistols (Xdm, Glock, HK USP, S&W M&P, Walther P99) and my Sig P6. All these pistols have their strengths but a tuned 1911 trigger is tough to beat.
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STI makes 1911 in .40 (If budget allows, I would get the Trojan or Lawman instead of Spartan).
I think Para makes .40 1911, also. Their latest version looks very sporty.
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Old January 3, 2014, 02:23 PM   #80
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I've only owned a couple in my lifetime because I'm not a huge fan of the caliber in general.

The only one I still own is a Smith and Wesson 4006. It's big, heavy, controls recoil well and is exceptionally reliable.
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Old January 4, 2014, 12:14 PM   #81
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If you like the .40 - try a Browning High Power chambered for it. They have become hard to find in the .40 but when Browning decided to offer it they redesigned the gun specifically for the calibre. The frame was strengthened, and the slide made heavier ( and a tad bigger), rather than just add a .40 barrel to an 9mm gun.
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Old January 4, 2014, 12:55 PM   #82
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Browning Hi Power
CZ 75
EAA Witness?
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Old January 4, 2014, 09:23 PM   #83
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Glock 23...1500 rounds now with 100% reliability to date. Ours is a Gen 3 and the grip fits both my wife and I. I also have a 9mm Storm Lake barrel for it...accuracy with either barrel is 2-3" at 25 yds with selected handloads. Best Regards, Rod PS: a Sig P226 or P229 in .40 would be a good 2nd choice but at considerably more money. Rod
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Old January 4, 2014, 09:35 PM   #84
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Old January 4, 2014, 09:37 PM   #85
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The only 40 I have and shot is my Sig P250 (yep, Sig again) and I like the simplicity of it. It's a convertible pistol with 5 calipers, three grip and slide/barrel sizes. No onboard safety beside the long but easy trigger and what's between your ears.

Yea, it does kick but they're Hornady 165g FTXs that produce over 500 lbs. of energy. That's my SD loads and I'm used to handling it.

My 9mm is a peashooter compared to it.
I have that same pistol, I shoot 9, 40, 357 sig out of it
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Old January 4, 2014, 11:16 PM   #86
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In 40...

I like the CZ 75.

I also had a Springfield XD in 40 that I loved.


If you decide to go with 9 instead for whatever reason... I recommend the same.


I love 40, but I will be going with 9mm for future pistol purchases. With modern HP ammo, the difference is small, same with FMJ, little difference. The lighter recoil and higher capacity are hard to ignore.
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Old January 5, 2014, 01:52 AM   #87
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HK usp compact
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Old January 5, 2014, 05:50 PM   #88
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Glock 22.....police trade in. Most have night sights, $400 or less, carried a lot shot a little, refurbished by Glock. I'll tell you why I got one, my local gun shops large and small have had 40SW in stock even during the "drought". 9mm on the other hand, is in very short supply in my neighborhood.
Oh, and you get this on the slide....

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Old January 5, 2014, 07:11 PM   #89
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I have that same pistol, I shoot 9, 40, 357 sig out of it
I'm thinking of getting a full size 45 ACP for mine.
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Old January 5, 2014, 10:17 PM   #90
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Another Sig vote

My one handgun in .40 is a Sig P226 Elite Stainless. It is a large, heavy, all stainless steel gun. Recoil is pleasant because the gun is so heavy. It is scary accurate. An excellent shooter indeed.
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Old January 6, 2014, 11:13 AM   #91
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I have a 40 PX4 subcompact that works very well.
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Old January 6, 2014, 11:55 AM   #92
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BTW, hands down, it's a no-brainer: I'd rather have 13 or more .40 S&W rounds than 9 10MM rounds.
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Old January 6, 2014, 12:35 PM   #93
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Browning Hi Power

CZ 75

EAA Witness?

All of these are good choices. I would add any Sig to the list.
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Old January 8, 2014, 11:46 AM   #94
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This thread has run it's course. If the OP hasn't gotten some good suggestions for the single question he originally asked, then he is welcome to re-ask it in a new thread. It's amazing to me how much contentious "discussion" can be displayed following such a simple question. (Many posts have been deleted by many moderators, so it probably isn't obvious what I'm talking about.)

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